Magician and Mindfreak Criss Angel opened his restaurant in Overton on Friday, 65 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Cablp — short for Criss Angel’s Breakfast, Lunch & Pizza — transformed the former Sugars Home Plate restaurant into a spot for dining in, takeout, and dishes available via a takeout window.
Angel and his partners, pizzamaker Mike Baram and brother Costa Sarantakos, brought on executive chef Amy Coram Reynolds to handle the menu that takes a something-for-everyone approach. Breakfast features the Mindfest with two pancakes, bacon or sausage, an egg, and hash browns; omelets; Illusia’s buttermilk pancakes or chocolate chip pancakes; Xristo’s Yanni’s French toast made with cinnamon swirl bread; a Belgium waffle; and a breakfast sandwich. All are served from 7 to 11 a.m.
Lunch brings the Mindfreak burger with cheddar cheese, bacon, and barbecue sauce, topped with onion rings; along with the Patriot sans the bacon and barbecue sauce and the Funguy with sauteed mushrooms and melted Swiss cheese. Sandwiches include the Overton wrap with grilled chicken and mozzarella cheese, the Brother Costa’s ultimate turkey, a monster BLT club, a grilled cheese topped with bacon, and more. All come with coleslaw and a pickle, priced at $10.99 or less.
As noted in the name, the restaurant has pizzas, too. Diners can order the East Coast Mindfreak classic and add ingredients such as pepperoni, extra cheese, sausage, ham, bacon, grilled or breaded chicken, black olives, tomatoes, jalapeños, onions, mushrooms, green peppers, red roasted peppers, Monterey Jack cheese, or cheddar. Other options include a Margherita pizza, Jersey Shore calzone, and garlic knots. Pizzas can be made as a personal or shareable sizes.
Entrees include Long Island fish and chips, Moapa chicken fried steak (a holdover from the Sugars Home Plate days), spaghetti, Mike B’s homemade chicken Parmesan, and a sizzling fajitas skillet.
Kids’ meals — such as a Coney Island corn dog, grilled cheese, spaghetti with tomato sauce, chicken poppers, a cheeseburger, and seasonal fruit cup — include instructions on how to do a magic trick.
“Before we were a magic family, we were a restaurant family,” Angel, who performs at Planet Hollywood Resort, says in a press statement. “My dad owned restaurants in New York for years. This in many ways is celebrating his memory and our lives during that time.”
Cablp came to fruition after Angel and his family spent time on dirt bike outings in the desert around the Moapa Valley. “My family and I fell in love with the area when we took our son, Johnny Crisstopher, dirt biking nearby,” Angel says. “The more time we spent there, the more we got to know the town and the amazing people. When the opportunity came to invest in the community with this restaurant, we jumped at it.”
Angel plans to start a Free Meal Outreach program benefiting underprivileged and pediatric cancer families and is a part of the Earn & Learn youth job program. Cablp is also the first step in a master vision Angel has for the area that includes Criss Angel’s Escape Camp Adventures at the start of Logandale trails. Angel describes the camp as a place that “will give families going through the most challenging times a beautiful escape to camp, ride and eat for free.”
Cablp, 309 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton, 702-397-8084. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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